This project will replace the current bridge with a new higher, wider and longer bridge.

Counties Impacted
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Route Impacted
Missouri Route 96

Project Facts:

  • Replace Missouri Route 96 bridge over White Oak Creek east of Avilla
  • New bridge will be two feet higher, 16 feet wider, 15 feet longer
  • Current bridge was built in 1925 with extensive rehabilitation in 1955
  • Approximately 3,800 vehicles per day cross bridge (22 percent is truck traffic)

Construction contract: Awarded in April 2022

Estimated Total Project Cost: $2.4 million


Traffic Impacts:

  • Bridge will be CLOSED for up to 120 days
  • Drivers will be directed along the following signed detour:
    • Eastbound Route 96 traffic detoured south on I-49 in Carthage and east on I-44 at Exit 46
    • Drivers wishing to travel westbound on Route 96 detoured west on I-44 to northbound I-49 at Exit 18 to Route 96 at Exit 53 in Carthage

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